DRIVE SLOW/use dipper at night!
I have been writing a new blog entry over and over in my head for like a week, but I honestly can't remember what I wanted to write about. I'm sitting in a little room in Agra, and, no, we haven't seen the Taj Mahal (for some reason I figured it would tower over the city like...a tower, but we haven't seen it at all), but Sean and Sam and I walked around this evening and saw some of the street around our hotel, which was mostly fruit stands and random guys standing around and/or urinating on the side of the street. That's an Indian thing, I guess.
Two-thirds of our trip is over, and I've been reflecting on those two parts--somewhat the same, somewhat different. I could say, Same Same But Different, haha. (...if you've ever seen those stores in Leh and Dharamsala) Both Buddhist, both friendly but touristy, mountain-y. Not the sari-and-henna India, if you know what I mean. My homestay situations were both really different, but both families were extremely kind and welcoming and polite to their guest, and I miss both of them. And the things that we did were varied and absolutely incredible. I'll miss the mountains!
I'm excited to start the sari-and-henna bit, though. That is something I'm looking forward too. But Buddhism was also very interesting and I'm glad that I now know a bit more about that religion, because my ideas three months ago about Buddhism were really confused and slightly misinformed.
We are going to Indian Food or Pizza Hut for dinner, and we are leaving soon, and I am hungry. It is a real Pizza Hut, apparently, but I want good Indian Food. I had my last momo last night, and that was sad. But, mmmm, Indian Food.